Our internal administrative links page has eight section divs in two columns holding 60 links to a diverse range of destinations such as telephony servers, KVM's, powerboards, dozens of custom-written internal tools, server admin, KB's etc.
It has grown naturally as we add capabilities & systems over time.
btw if the above comment seems useful please upvote. seems like a downvote got me stuck in bad karma land for years
> The new thing here is making such devices as one-offs for researchers, rather than in quantity.
This seems accurate, but I'd go a bit further: by having on-the-fly generation from digital source, labware design can respond to on-the-spot needs in ways that generic or prefab labware can not.
By having the digital source generated by a clever program (rather than just drawn up in CAD or what-have-you), new possibilities would emerge. Someone could fire up their reaction vessel program and print a vessel optimised for certain characteristics which are unique to the experiment they want to run at that time.
Can anyone remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?